The Grand Junction wreck train heads east near Buena Vista. The train is made up mostly of Rio Grande Equipment and was staged in Grand Junction. The train is headed east for a derailment in Brow... (more)
Three new AC4400 locomotives thunder out of Belden canyon towards Red Cliff. The grade here is 2.3-2.4%. By the time the rear of train passes, the head-end will be fighting a 3% grade and 12 degr... (more)
3 New Southern Pacific AC4400 sand the rail climbing thru the twisting Mitchell Curves. The train will soon conquer Tennessee Pass.
A heavy eastbound coal load pulls the Mitchell curves with 3 new AC4400 locomotives... The AC locomotives changed mountain railroading forever, the high traction and incredible dynamic braking ma... (more)
Two Southern Pacific AC4400 locomotives crawl up Winter Park Hill. It is at this point the entire train is on the twisting 2% Winter Park Hill. If a train makes it past Kings Crossing it is likely... (more)
Minturn, Colorado Yard afternoon in June 1996. A westbound SP manifest sits awaiting a Grand Junction crew to take her west. Looks like it was a lazy morning on Tennessee Pass as most of the Hel... (more)
A taconite train for Geneva Steel takes the Siding at Belden to meet a upgrade eastbound manifest.....It was an awesome place!
Basking in the sun, having seen much better days